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Published: December 28th 2013
Rizhao is a small place on the coast of Shandong province in China. Hidden within its city and its adminstration area is a vast untapped area of jeweled sights. Those in the city can easily tell any passing foreigner the most popular places to visit. Over the nex few weeks and months that I am here I plan to visit them and many more.
For a total, I hope of 23 different places known and relatively unknown places within Rizhao. Each one will have its own entry and photos and I hope to get information about each place for you the reader to follow. But before I do that you first must know a little something about the city itself. The beginning of it all after all is most important. so below for your reading pleasure is something about Rizhao, Shandong province. this information was taken from Wikipedia. So please enjoy.I suppose one of the reasons I am going out of my way to see as much of the city is rather simple. Between work and not work i do have a lot of spare time on my hands. Also, I know next to nothing about the city other than
what i learned about it via wikipedia.org, which to be honest isn't a whole lot. I am reserving judgement on the city until I see more of the city, thus being able to understand it better. I find this city rather clean and organized the people friendly. Which to be honest surprised me a little.
So far I have only visited a few of the places here in the city. I have spoken to a few people about the different places I want to visit, but of the 23 places they only about a handful of them the people readily knew about, and a select few after that they knew of the place, but never been there. The remaining 10 or so not one person knew of the place. But I am sure to find these places and visit them soon enough. So as it stands, I have written about Wnapingkou and The Rizhao Botanical Gardens. As I publish a new location in this city I will add the link here so it will be better and easier to find.
is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Shandong province. It is situated on the coastline
along the Yellow Sea, borders Qingdao to the northeast, Weifang to the north, Linyi to the west and southwest, and faces Korea
across the Yellow Sea to the east. Rizhao features a major seaport, located approximately 620 km (390 mi) north of Shanghai
, 170 km (110 mi) southwest of Qingdao, and 120 km (75 mi) north of Lianyungang. The seaport serves as a site for loading and unloading iron ore and coal. Other products passing through the harbour include cement, nickel, bauxite, and the like.In 2011 the Port of Rizhao, together with the cities of Qingdao, Weihai and Yantai in Shandong, signed a strategic alliance with Busan, the largest port of the Republic of Korea. The alliance aims at building a shipping and logistics center in Northeast Asia.
The name of the city literally means "sunshine".The city is known for its sustainability, and it mandates solar-water heaters
in all new buildings. Rizhao city was recognized by the United Nations as one of the most habitable cities
in the world in 2009.
The city population stands at 2,801,100 as of the 2010 census.
Landmarks and tourist attractions
The following locations have a 4-star rating according to Chinese
classification for scenic spots (旅游景区质量等级) Wulian Mountain
(万平口风景区)Rizhao Beach National Park
Rizhao is located at the place where the ancient Dawenkou Culture
and the Longshan Culture
flourished. Rizhao belonged to Dongyi during the Xia and the Shang Dynasty (2070-1046 BC), and to Ju State and Yue State in the Spring and Autumn Period
(770-476 BC) and the Warring States period
(476-221 BC). It became a part of Langya Prefecture in the Qin Dynasty
(221-206 BC). Rizhao was named Haiqu County during the Western Han Dynasty
(206 BC-25 AD) and Xihai County under the Eastern Han Dynasty
During the Tang Dynasty
, together with Ju County, Rizhao belonged to Mizhou District of Henan
Prefecture. In the second year of the Yuanyou Period of the Song Dynasty
, Rizhao Township was established, with the name meaning “the first to get the sunshine”. In the 24th year of the Dading Period of the Jin Dynasty
, Rizhao County was established. In 1940 it came under control of theCommunist Party of China
. After being a county and since 1985 a city under administration of Linyi in modern times, Rizhao became a prefecture-level city
view from the apartment
view from my kitchen window.
within Shandong province in 1989.
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago has done field survey archaeological work in Rizhao over the years.
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